INQUA PERIBALTIC Working Group Int'l Field Symposium, August 2022

Quaternary evolution of the Eastern Baltic region: from glaciations and interglacials to the recent global warming

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INQUA PERIBALTIC Working Group Int'l Field Symposium, August 2022

Quaternary evolution of the Eastern Baltic region: from glaciations and interglacials to the recent global warming

Eastern Baltic coast (Latvia)
01 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022


Aug 1st - 14th, 2022


Eastern Baltic coast, (Latvia)


Update 2021-03-26

Unfortunately, all over the world situation with the COVID-19 outbreak remains rather tough and uncertain, which does not look promising about face-to-face scientific events this year. In these circumstances, neither visa support nor safe travel and stay in Russia can be provided by organizers of IUSS Commission 1.6. Paleopedology and INQUA Paleopedology Working Group regular event XIVth International symposium and field workshop on paleopedology. It was shifted to 2021, and now we are forced to shift it again to August 2022 (hopefully it will be possible that time). We are deeply sorry about it! We are sure that sooner or later we will get back to a normal style of life where face-to-face meetings, and particularly so important for all of us field workshops will be possible again.

Meanwhile, to compensate somehow a year gap in alive active communication, the IUSS Commission 1.6 Paleopedology and the INQUA Paleopedology Working Group together with the IGRAS and UNAM have decided to organize a three-day on-line meeting with scientific sessions: «Paleosols and ancient societies: from early humans to the industrial revolution» Please, find the 1st announcement and call for papers in the attachment.



  • Institute of Geology and Geography, Nature Research Centre (Lithuania)
  • Lithuanian Geological Survey
  • University of Latvia
  • Latvian Association for Quaternary Research
  • Geological Society of Lithuania
  • INQUA Peribaltic Working Group

Format and venue:

The field symposium will be held along the Eastern Baltic coast – from Kolkas Rags (Western Latvia) to Ventės Ragas (Western Lithuania). The Symposium will be focus on different topics of Quaternary geology: glacial geology, stratigraphy, palaeogeography, glaciotectonics, palaeoseismology, the Baltic Sea evolution and related glacio-isostatic rebound, peculiarities of the Curonian Spit development (aeolian processes, palesols, dune tectonics), the human influence to the recent geological and related environmental processes (global warming, sea level changes, coastal erosion, etc.). The Symposium will consist of one-day conference (oral and poster presentations) and four days of field excursions.

Registration and registration fee:

The potential participants are kindly invited to fill in the registration form and return via e-mail before the 20th of December 2019 to secretary of the Symposium Aldona Damušytė (e-mail: The preliminary registration fee will be about 470-500 EUR and will cover transportation, accommodation, full board, and conference materials. The final fee, as well as possible discount for PhD students, depends on the total number of participants and financial support of potential sponsors. Please note that the registration fee does not cover any health insurance, also travel cost and extra accommodation before and after Symposium. A number of participants is limited, so the earliest registrants will have a priority.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations:

Colleagues are invited to submit abstracts relevant to the topics of the Symposium. The abstracts will be published in special Symposium volume along the excursion guide. One abstract should not exceed 2 pages (A4, TNR, 12 pt, single line spacing), including figures (jpg) and references. Manuscripts relevant to the topic of the Symposium could be published later in the international journal of geosciences Baltica; publication of the Symposium material in the SI of the Quaternary International is also available.

Important deadlines:

  • Preliminary registration – 20th of December 2019;Second circular – beginning of January 2020;
  • Abstract submission and registration fee payment – from 15th of January to 15th of February 2020;
  • Third circular – April 2020.

Other information:

More detailed information about Symposium will be given in the second circular to those who will preliminarily register. Official invitations needed to get a visa will be sent on your request. Please take an attention that due to increased illness of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), the timely vaccination of participants is highly recommended. For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact to Symposium secretary Aldona Damušytė (parallel contact in-extra case: Albertas Bitinas;; phone +370 687 80826).

Organizing Committee:

Albertas Bitinas, Miglė Stančikaitė, Vaida Šeirienė (Nature Research Centre), Aldona Damušytė (Lithuanian Geological Survey), Māris Nartišs, Kristaps Lamsters (University of Latvia).

Download the circulars here: